|Satellites Measure Polar Winds: Image of the Day - NASA -- Map courtesy NOAA/NESDIS stratus.ssec.wisc.edu/projects/polarwinds/polarwinds.html Polar Winds|
eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/5000/5160/polar_winds_aqua_sm.mov small (1.8 MB QuickTime) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/5000/5160/polar_winds_aqua_lrg.mov large (5.7 MB QuickTime) Today's Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models translate the physical laws by which the atmosphere operates into an interrelated web of mathematical equations. These equations describe the state of the atmosphere -- everything from temperature, to humidity, to wind speed, to convection -- ...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua; What -- Polar
|NASA Launches Aqua Satellite: Image of the Day - NASA -- Images and animation courtesy Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory|
NASA's latest Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite -- aqua.nasa.gov Aqua -- successfully launched Saturday morning, May 4, 2002. Aqua is dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of Earth's water cycle and environment. Launching the Aqua spacecraft marks a major milestone in support of NASA's mission to help us better understand and protect our planet. The images above are computer-generated models of the Aqua spacecraft and the Delta II rocket that carried the satellite into orbit...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- EOS; What -- Aqua
|Global Carbon Monoxide in September 2005: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
The streak of red, orange, and yellow across South America, Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean in this image points to high levels of carbon monoxide on September 30, 2005, as measured by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ( airs.jpl.nasa.gov/ AIRS ) instrument flying on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite. The carbon monoxide primarily comes from fires burning in the Amazon basin, with some additional contribution from fires in southern Africa...
Keywords: What -- Atmospheric Infrared Sounder; What -- AIRS; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Indian Ocean; Where -- Maryland